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The Stars of Ski Jumping
Ski jumping is not the most popular winter discipline, but still the important competitions gather more than 30 000 fans and millions in front of TVs. Check what you know about this unusual sport.
How many points are awarded to the winner of a ski jumping competition in the World Cup circuit?
Who was the first ski jumper ever to win the World Cup 3 times in a row?
This former Finnish ski jumper is one of the best in the history of the sport with his five Olympic medals (four Golds), nine World championships medals (five Golds) and 22 Finnish championships medals (13 Golds).
Ski jumpers used to jump with the skis positioned parallelly. Nowadays the skis are V-shaped during the jump. Who introduced this manner of jumping in 1988?
Which ski jumper was badly injured in a training session in 2002, but recovered in a month to win 2 gold medals at the Salt Lake City Olympics?
Why was the 2005/06 Four Hills Ski Jumping Tournament unique?
The winner, Sven Hannawald, won all four competitions.
The winner was disqualified.
It was won ex equo by Janne Ahonen and Jakub Janda.
The winner, Andreas Jacobsen, was the youngest ever in the history of the tournament .
On which hill does the World Cup ski jumping season traditionally end?
Letalnica (formerly Velikanka) in Planica, Slovenia
Wielka Krokiew in Zakopane, Poland
Gross Olympiaschanze in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Hollmenkollen in Oslo, Norway
Which ski jumper broke the world record in ski jump length (239m) in 2005?
Bjoern Einar Romoeren
Which statement is true about the British ski jumper Eddie "Eagle" Edwards?
He was actually a woman after a sex-change operation.
He was the first black man in the sport.
He has won the most medals at the Olympics.
He was unfit for the sport, had no financial support, but yet kept on jumping.
Which hill is called the Mecca of ski jumping?
Bergisel in Innsbruck, Austria
Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway
Letalnica in Planica, Slovenia
Okurayama in Sapporr, Japan
What is the nationality of Adam Małysz, one of the greatest stars of ski jumping?
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